Award of the Week: Star of the North Picture Book Award


Minnesota Youth Reading Awards organization (MYRA) facilitates the Children’s Choice Book Awards for readers in the state of Minnesota. The purpose of MYRA is to promote literacy, create lifelong reading habits, and broaden cultural awareness for the children and young adults of Minnesota. In 2013 the Star of the North Picture Book Award was established. The purpose of the award is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for pleasure among school-aged children.

2019 Winner
9780062438898 The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
By: Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by: Adam Rex

You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began. Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK. Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER. At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lived a third warrior. They called her SCISSORS. These three were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Time and again they beat the most fearsome opponents they could find: an apricot, a computer printer–even frozen, breaded, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets! But when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins…and never ends. That is why, to this day, children around the world honor these worthy adversaries by playing ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!
2019 Honors
9781626723719 Big Cat, Little Cat
Written and illustrated by: Elisha Cooper

A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats. A big white cat welcomes a new little black cat to the home. As time passes, the little black cat will need to take over the role of the big cat.
1452160406 Give Me Back My Book!
By: Travis Foster and Ethan Long

Two friends, Redd and Bllo, argue over the possession of one special book with a green cover, hard cover, a nice spine, and pages turn from right to left–but unite when Bookworm walks off with it.


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